Leatherback Turtles

Published June 15, 2014 by soundquake

The magic of Grenada

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Researchers counting eggs Researchers counting eggs

Leatherback laying eggs Leatherback laying eggs

Covering eggs Covering eggs

Going back to sea Going back to sea

Back to Sea Back to Sea

Back to Sea Back to Sea

I do not condone the use of flash photography I do not condone the use of flash photography

Grenada, specifically Levera Beach on the north end of the island, is home to one of the Caribbean’s Leatherback Turtle nesting beaches. These are the largest species of sea turtle. More information can be found here:  http://www.conserveturtles.org/seaturtleinformation.php?page=leatherback

Stan and I got picked up at Secret Harbor Marina at 6 p.m. and picked up the rest of the group at Prickly Bay before making the long drive north. The drive is about 1.5 hours through Grenada’s winding, narrow roads to get to the visitor’s center where we listen to a 15 minute talk on why these turtles are critically endangered and what the volunteers and researchers are doing to help their survival. We were not allowed any white lights (e.g. no flashlights or…

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